Hawthorne, NJ – Three Hospitalized After Car Strikes SUV, Restaurant

Hawthorne, NJ – Three Hospitalized After Car Strikes SUV, Restaurant

Hawthorne, NJ (October 21, 2022) – An early morning car accident left three people injured and launched an SUV into a restaurant on Wednesday, October 19th.  

Officers were called to the scene near the intersection of Loretto Avenue and Lincoln Avenue at about 6:30 a.m.  

When they arrived, officers from the Fair Lawn Police Department observed that a 2007 Honda CR-V had smashed through the front window of First Restaurant in the 100th block of Lincoln Avenue.

According to sources, a 57-year-old Oak Ridge man was driving a 2010 Nissan Altima westbound on Loretto Avenue when it collided with a Honda traveling northbound on Lincoln Avenue. The force of the impact pushed the SUV through the restaurant window.

The Nissan’s driver was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center with arm and neck injuries.

The Honda’s driver, a 54-year-old woman from Paterson, and her 31-year-old female passenger, a resident of Prospect Park, were both moved to St. Joseph’s Medical Center with injuries to their legs. 

It is unknown if anyone inside the establishment was hurt. 

The crash is under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Side-Impact Collisions in New Jersey

Hawthorne, NJ - Three Hospitalized After Car Strikes SUV, Restaurant

Determining negligence in a side-impact crash is often contentious because it usually devolves into accusations and finger-pointing, with each driver placing 100% of the fault on the other. 

This is especially true in collisions where there are no witnesses; those instances where the only allegations regarding the events leading up to the collision come from the drivers themselves. As such, calling a respondent’s credibility into question is the linchpin in your case. 

When people sustain injuries in crashes due to the reckless actions of other drivers, they should contact a car accident attorney from Metro Law as soon as possible to protect their rights.

A practiced side-impact lawyer in New Jersey will efficiently execute an exhaustive inquiry of the respondent during their deposition to counter any false assertions concerning which driver failed to exercise due care. These lines of inquiry will include factors such as speed, distance, traffic control devices, time, and the layout of the intersection itself. 

Our team works diligently to help victims hold those at fault accountable and collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from their accidents. If you were injured in a collision, through no fault of your own, contact our car accident lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.